Dr. Jennifer Holloway, Assistant Professor of Education in the Cameron University Elementary Education program at Rogers State University, has been named Higher Education Educator of the Year. The honor was bestowed by the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies (OCSS).
“Dr. Holloway is certainly deserving of this honor,” says Dr. Jennifer Dennis, Chair, Department of Education. “She is a valued professor in our department. I hear overwhelmingly positive comments from the students who have been fortunate enough to be in her classes. Students especially appreciate the opportunities to learn and practice the authentic instruction that Dr. Holloway models each day in class and through hands-on learning experiences that incorporate multimedia projects.”
Criteria for the OCSS Higher Education Educator of the Year includes demonstrated creative and effective use of instructional materials, incorporation of innovative and verified effective strategies and techniques, utilization of recent scholarship from history, the social studies or other appropriate disciplines, and evidence of professional involvement and leadership in activities such as workshops, curriculum development, committees, etc.
Since joining the Cameron faculty in 2007, Holloway has co-written and received a grant for iPads for teacher candidates to use in Social Studies Methods, along with other courses. She also wrote and received a grant for student activity fee money to take students to the state capital in Oklahoma City and the Oklahoma City Memorial. She has encouraged student participation in OKAGE/OCSS/Colonial Williamsburg events and has presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference on two occasions.
Holloway graduated from Cameron University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree in 1998. She earned a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the Cameron faculty, she was a principal in Tulsa Public Schools. She was also previously an assistant principal and elementary school teacher in the Lawton Public Schools.
October 17, 2012